As a parent, you’ve probably had the experience of asking your child, “What did you learn in school today?” and getting back the answer, “Nothing.” As educators, we try to give our students the tools and skills needed to become lifelong learners and to take advantage of teaching moments wherever and whenever they may occur.
At the beginning of each school year, teachers walk into classrooms full of new students. How do you get to know them? How do you elicit their interests, experiences, and learning needs? Join the always fabulous Virginia DEN Star and Assistant Principal Heather Hurley as she shares resources, tips and exercises on ways to get
Join DEN on the BAY for a weekend of networking, learning and fun on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland For details and application go to the DEN on the BAY website http://denonthebay.weebly.com A great weekend is planned starting the evening of Friday Oct. 17, 2014 to Sunday morning Oct. 19th, 2014. The highlights for the weekend include
Google has transformed the way we use the Internet and has become a leading developer of innovative software applications. Have you or your school explored Google Apps For Education (GAFE)? Are you wondering how to integrate GAFE in the classroom? How does GAFE work and what does it look like? Can it really benefit my
Teaching code to elementary, middle and high school students can be a key component in sparking curiosity and problem-solving skills, potentially leading to career choices in science and engineering that will help address the challenges facing our planet. Join me this week on DENvice as we share resources, ideas, projects and tips to use in
Wow! I just checked on one of my TodaysMeet.com rooms that I set for the Upstate Technology Conference in South Carolina. Guess what I learned? Today marks a new era for Today’sMeet. Apparently, now you can optionally sign up and get a few new features: You can see a list of all of the rooms
DENvice is “fixing” to host a Texan this week. So put on your cowboy boots and Stetson hat and join Texas DEN Star Howard Martin as he shares with us the Best of 2013-2014! Stop by and join the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/DENvice
Looking for a fun easy way to engage your students in three dimensions for free? SketchUp Make from Trimble is your answer. SketchUp is a software program that allows you to draw and design in 3D. Your students will benefit from an opportunity to explore, create and express themselves in a visual way and
The countdown for summer has officially begun! Have you started working on your summer reading list? How about some help from your PLN? This week on DENvice join Idaho DEN Star Marita Diffenbaugh as she helps us find some great summer reads. Tell a friend and join us on DENvice.
Geocaching is a real-life treasure hunt where you develop clues and use Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates to stash and locate hidden caches. Discovery Education celebrates DEN Geocaching Day every spring by helping to organize and support activities in our community. This year’s DEN Geocaching Day will take place on Saturday, May 17th. This week